Amir and Effi collected relatives. With Holocaust survivors for parents and few other ?real? relatives alive, relationships operated under a ?Law of Compression? in which tenuous connections turned friends into uncles, cousins and grand- parents. Life was framed by Grandpa Lolek, the parsimonious and eccentric old rogue who put his tea bags through Selektion, and Grandpa Yosef, the neighborhood saint, who knew everything about everything, but refused to talk of his own past. Amir and Effi also collected information about what happened Over There. This was more difficult than collecting relatives; nobody would tell them any details because they weren?t yet Old Enough. As Amir grows up, his obsession with understanding the Holocaust remains with him, and finally Old Enough to know, the unforgettable cast of characters that populate his world open their hearts, souls, and pasts to him?
- Hardback | 318 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 38.1mm | 657.72g
- 01 Mar 2006
- Toby Press Ltd
- London, United Kingdom